If Oppo is known for anything, it is for producing feature-rich and durable android phones. This new release: Oppo A96 is no exception; the specs are absolutely fantastic, and you don’t need to break a bank to buy it.
Oppo A96 Specs: Storage, Battery, Design, and Camera
You’ve probably seen a lot of rave about the A96 specs, but if you don’t really get what the fuss is about, here’s a breakdown:
Storage : 8G RAM + 256GB ROM
Having a small RAM is similar to having a tiny purse; you can keep dainty things like keys, cards, or a small oil perfume bottle inside it. But trying to fit an entire bottle of wine inside that purse is impossible. With 8GB of RAM, you can open as many tabs as you want on your phone without it slowing down.
If you enjoy playing games, Oppo A96 is your phone; you don’t have to worry about lag or overheating with this RAM size.
It also has a storage space of 256GB; you have enough space to download as many apps, images, videos as you want. There’s also a space for external memory if the 256GB isn’t enough or you like the flexibility of dual memory space.
Oppo A96 Battery: 5000mAh and 33W Fast Charging
With 5000mAh, you can watch videos for up to 13 hours, talk for 27 hours, and standby for 40 hours. So you have a long-lasting battery with a super-fast charging speed of 33W. The fast charging and high battery capacity make it hard for your phone to be down even when your power supply is unstable.
Design: Colour, Size and Weight
Oppo A96 is available in two colors: starry black and sunset blue.
Oppo A96 is about 164.4mm in height and about 75.7mm in width, with a screen display of 6.73 inches. Its screen size makes it easy to read texts, watch videos, etc.
At first, taking selfies might be tricky because of the phone’s length, but you will get used to it. It weighs approximately 191gm, so it’s not feather-light, but it’s not too heavy that it would be uncomfortable to fit it in your pocket.
Oppo A96 Camera: Rear and Front
The main camera is 50MP, with a 2MP bokeh camera that blurs backgrounds and enhances the camera’s focus on you for clearer photos. In addition, it has a 16MP front camera for cute selfies, etc.
Both the rear and front cameras have different shooting modes. The rear camera has Photo, Video, Night, Expert, Panorama, Portrait, Time-lapse, Sticker, Slow-motion, Text scanner, Extra HD, and Google Lens.
The front camera has the same modes as the rear camera, except Night, Expert, Text Scanner, Extra HD, and Google Lens. It makes sense because you’re not going to scan text with your front-facing camera. In addition, the night mode is most effective when your bokeh camera assists you in blurring the background; if you don’t have a front bokeh background, the Night mode will be less effective.
The rear camera records at a default of 1080P@30 fps, but you can reduce it to 720P@30 fps. While both qualities are considered HD, the videos you record with 1080p will be of higher quality than 720p, but if you like to conserve space, the 720p will do.
Operating System Oppo A96
A96 OS is ColorOS 11.1, so it’s an android 11 device. The display is sleek and customizable, with features like ultra steady video recording, private system, battery guard, flex drop for multitasking, etc. It also supports multiple languages and text auto-translation, allowing you to communicate with your friends even if you speak different languages.
|SIM Card Type||Nano|
|Frequency Band||2G/3G/4G LTE|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 680|
|CPU Speed Cores||8 cores, up to 2.4GHz|
|GPU||Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU 610 @ 1.1 GHz|
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 is designed for extended multimedia display and optimized gaming. So the combination of this CPU and the 8GB RAM gives you smooth streaming, fantastic images, high-quality videos, and an enjoyable gaming experience without lag or overheating.
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), 802.11a/b/g/n/;WLAN 2.4G/WLAN 5.1G/WLAN 5.8G|
|Bluetooth Audio Codec||Supports SBC, AAC, APTX, APTX HD, and LDAC|
Oppo A96 supports WiFi display and tethering, but it doesn’t support NFC.
Other Features: Sensors, Biometrics, Location Tech
The A96 supports fingerprint and facial recognition; you can use them for phone security and secure payments. The fingerprint is located at the side, and it’s the same as the power button; the phone is also quite long, so unlocking your phone might little be tricky for some time; eventually, you will get the hang of it.
The Oppo A96 has the following sensors for your optimal experience: accelerometer, geomagnetic sensor, optical proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, gravity sensor, virtual gyroscope, and pedometer. These sensors help your device define your phone orientation, track movement, set brightness automatically, pause videos when you’re no longer watching, etc.
|GPS||GPS, A-GPS, BDS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS|
|Maps||Google Maps, third-party apps|
Oppo A96 also uses mobile network, WiFi, and electronic compass for identifying device location and orientation.
Oppo A96 Pricing
The official price for Oppo A96 is N159,900. This is an excellent price for the features you’re getting for this phone. However, the price might be slightly higher when you buy from retail stores.
Oppo’s currently running a pre-order offer for this new release between March 23rd- April 3rd.
Note: you have to pay a commitment fee of N23,985 (15% of the price).
Oppo A96 is an excellent choice. Its impressive specifications make it durable, highly functional, and stylish. Also, it costs N159,900, which is quite reasonable for the device features. Pre-order the new Oppo A96 for a commitment fee of just 15% of its price!
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